Highland Partners is Rapidly Expanding and is Actively Recruiting New Real Estate Agents

Piedmont, California (EastBayDaily) — Highland Partners, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, the preeminent luxury boutique real estate company in the San Francisco East Bay, is rapidly expanding and is actively recruiting new agents.

Since its first Piedmont office opened in 2009, Highland Partners has consistently been at the top of its field in profitability and largest average sale price. After four years of growth and success, they opened a second location in Montclair Village in Oakland, CA and the number of agents more than tripled. They currently have a dynamic team of over 100 agents. As a result of their continued success, Highland Partners will be adding new agents, and their growth is projected to continue to increase.

Top producing agents are attracted to Highland Partners for their superior marketing, cutting-edge technology, and a dedicated mentorship program. Agents like Doug Sager are happy to be a part of Highland Partners because, “…it is a very progressive, creative place to be. We are encouraged to think outside of the norm when it comes to helping our clients buy or sell property.” For instance, an open house for a Highland Partners' listing can range from an intimate first viewing for selected agents, to a large celebrated community gathering that always garners media attention.

While many people have recently moved to the Bay Area due to a booming tech economy, all four of the founding partners at Highland Partners are natives to the area. Therefore, they have an unparalleled understanding of the neighborhoods and schools, and close relationships with community leaders. Highland Partners encourages their agents to give back to the community. In 2013, 100% of their agents participated in over 40 charitable causes in Piedmont, Oakland and Berkeley. Founding Partner Heidi Marchesotti attributes their success to the fact that Highland Partners’ agents are “…dedicated to, and involved in the community, and understand their market as a result of this engagement.”

According to Partner Debbi DiMaggio, “Highland Partners is a supportive environment exhibiting a genuine team spirit. Our agents support one another with their real estate transactions, marketing, and other aspects of their business.”

While Highland Partners continually lists the most luxurious homes in the East Bay, every client is given the same attention to detail, regardless of price point. Highland Partners holds the record for selling the highest priced home in Oakland history and the most expensive home in Oakland in 2013; the same high standards are applied to all clients. It is because of this attention to detail and superior service that most of Highland Partners’ business is repeat and referral.

The company exudes luxury in every way, including the office environment for the agents. “Highland Partners is wonderful in that the atmosphere is highly professional and aesthetically beautiful, while being warm and inviting at the same time. I love it here!” asserts Julie Lehman, an agent with Highland Partners since 2010.

Highland Partners is interested in training and mentoring experienced agents seeking to improve their business, as well as passionate new agents. They look forward to recruiting agents that bring a high level of professionalism, community involvement, and enthusiasm to the team. Their recruitment is focused on agents who are motivated team players, are passionate about real estate, and ready to learn the latest technology.

About Highland Partners, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

Highland Partners, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is a luxury boutique real estate company with an international presence, specializing in Piedmont, Berkeley, Oakland, and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. Highland Partners was founded in 2009 as a joint venture with Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, creating a multinational organization renowned for providing the most dedicated service in the industry. Highland Partners is also an esteemed member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, which provides their high-end listings with unparalleled exposure within the global, luxury market. Highland Partners offers the corporate strength, international reach, and brand recognition of a major real estate corporation, while maintaining a client-centered boutique operation.


Pamela Neher


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